Professor McMunigal teaches Criminal Law, Evidence and Professional Responsibility. He has held visiting appointments at the University of California (Hastings), Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), and Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. Professor McMunigal is the co-author of Criminal Law: A Contemporary Approach, a criminal law casebook published by Aspen Publishing and of Do No Wrong: Ethics for Prosecutors and Defenders, published by the American Bar Association. His recent work includes Investigative Deceit, published in the Hastings Law Journal, The (Lack) of Enforcement of Prosecutor Disclosure Rules, published in the Hofstra Law Review, and Defense Counsel and Plea Bargain Perjury, published in the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.
Professor McMunigal is currently guest editing a symposium issue of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law on the ethics of client counseling. He is a contributing editor of the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s magazine, Criminal Justice. Along with Professor Peter Joy of Washington University, Professor McMunigal writes a quarterly ethics column for Criminal Justice. Professor McMunigal wrote one of the background papers for a series of Roundtable Discussions held by the ABA Criminal Justice Section in the Fall of 2010 at law schools across the United States of revisions to the ABA’s Prosecution and Defense Function Standards. He was also an invited speaker on witness preparation at the ABA’s annual Professional Responsibility Conference in 2010. Professor McMunigal joined the faculty after serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in California. Earlier he clerked for U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick and practiced with Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe in San Francisco.